Alykhan Velshi

Althia Raj

What's Behind Spike In Complaints About Charities' Political Activities? | Althia Raj | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Very few Canadians had complained about the political activities of charities before the Conservative government announced plans to audit ...

Greenpeace Calls For Investigation Of Ethical Oil

CP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Greenpeace is asking the commissioner of Canada Elections to investigate whether the Conservative party and the Ethical Oil Institute are col...

Greenpeace Calls For Investigation Of Ethical Oil

CBC | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Business

Greenpeace Canada is asking Elections Canada to investigate whether the Ethical Oil Institute is colluding with the Conservative Party in ...

Harper-Linked Group Launches Neil Young Attack Site

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

A controversial pro-oil pressure group has launched an attack site against Neil Young following the rocker’s recent tour criticizing the oilsands. ...

GRAPHIC: Six Degrees of Separation Between Ethical Oil and Conservatives

Matt Price | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

For those of you looking for a simple way to represent these ties, here is a graphic that tries to capture some of the main ones uncovered so far. Please pass it around so that some daylight shines into this dirty business.

On the Trail of Ethical Oil's Secrets

Matt Price | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Matt Price

The rules of diplomacy say that the Conservative government cannot directly attack Canada's oil competitors -- particularly the ones it finds distasteful -- so did it prime an outside entity to do so?

Rachel Mendleson

'Ethical Oil' Founder Appointed To Jack Layton's Climate Committee | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Business

Former Conservative Party strategist Alykhan Velshi is not generally associated with efforts to reduce Canada’s carbon footprint. But that’s a...

Sunday Roundup

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Surprise! You are not seeing the gorgeous Arianna here for the weekly roundup because as continues to ramp up, we are bringing aboard all sorts of homegrown products --including, now, me. I have just joined HuffPost Canada as managing editor for blogs. That means it will be my job to assemble a lively, interesting and original group of Canadian contributors to entertain and inform you every day. We've had a lively time this past week. We've just launched a Living section under editor Sarah Kelsey, who wrote a poignant and strengthening post about coping with divorce based on her own experience. The ongoing protests in front of the White House over the Keystone oil pipeline was briefly enlivened by the arrest of actress Daryl Hannah. Newly minted HuffPost bloggers Rachel Ryan and Ethical's Alykhan Velshi were there to report on the protests firsthand for HuffPost Canada. Next week stay tuned for all the celebrity mayhem that will arrive in the form of the Toronto Film Festival.

Fact Check: Darryl Hannah's Claims About The Oil Sands

CBC | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

Actress and activist Darryl Hannah was arrested this week in Washington D.C during a protest against extending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, whi...

Daryl Hannah: You Are Free to Protest. Saudi Women Are Not

Rachel Ryan | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada
Rachel Ryan

Why has Daryl Hannah chosen to lend her celebrity to a cause that pits her against the interests of the free society she enjoys living in, and on the side of oil producing nations where women don't have free speech to speak about their concerns?

Prominent Activists Call For Anti-Oil Sands Protest

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada

A group of prominent activists is calling for a sit-in to take place in Ottawa to protest Alberta's oilsands. The civil disobedience is in...

Rachel Mendleson

'Ethical Oil' Campaigners Want To Be 'The Greenpeace Of The Other Side' | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 10.04.2011 | Canada Business

Ezra Levant can pinpoint the precise moment he decided that the Alberta oil sands needed an image makeover. While attending a writer’s conference...

Ex-Tory PR Guru: Canada's Oil Sands Fund Democracy, Pride Parades

The Globe and Mail | Posted 09.27.2011 | Canada Business

Alykhan Velshi, a 27-year-old who established himself in Ottawa as a master of messaging and a crucial cog in the Conservative machine, has a new job....